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Building blocks of the universe

Build your own molecules, then scan and identify them using this Happy Atoms kit and app by Thames & Kosmos. The app will identify the molecules you build and present information about them, including their composition, name, usage, properties, hazards, molecular formula and structure. You can track your progress with the app and collect sets of molecules that you have built and explored.

To run the Happy Atoms app, winning entrants must have access to a tablet or smartphone that runs iOS 9.0 or later or Android 5.0 or later.

For your chance to win a Happy Atoms kit from www.toys2learn.com.au, imagine you have discovered a new element, and tell us all about it. What are its properties? Is it a metal or a non-metal? Is it solid at room temperature? Where is it found? What is it used for? And what have you called it?


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How to enter

To be in the running to win this fantastic prize, send us your entry with your name, age, address and Double Helix subscriber number*. Get a parent's permission, ask them to sign each piece of paper, and then send it to CSIRO Double Helix Competitions, GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601 by 28 February 2019. Or, email your entry with your details to helixassist@csiro.au. The best entries in each competition will win the prize.

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Terms and conditions of entry

1. To be valid, all entries must include name, address, age of entrant and Double Helix subscriber number. 2. All entries become the property of CSIRO and will not be returned. 3. Entering the competition assigns copyright to CSIRO. 4. Entries will be judged on creative merit, not by chance. 5. Age will be taken into consideration when judging. 6. All decisions on competitions are final and will not be discussed further. 7. Winners will be notified by mail and the names of competition winners only will be published three issues later. 8. CSIRO shall not be liable for any damage or loss suffered in connection with any of the prizes. 9. Any change in value of the prize between the publishing date and the delivery date is not the responsibility of CSIRO. 10. In the case that prizes become unavailable after the publishing date, CSIRO will send an alternative prize. 11. The closing date for this issue's entries is 28 February 2019. 12. Competition entries must be the entrant's own work. 13. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure copyright of their entry is not assigned elsewhere. 14. Winners should allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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